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Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller

ALEC NEVALA-LEE - Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

From Alec Nevala-Lee, the author of the Hugo and Locus Award finalist Astounding, comes a revelatory biography of the visionary designer who defined the rules of startup culture and shaped America's idea of the future. During his lifetime, Buckminster Fuller was hailed as one of the greatest...
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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

JOHN BANVILLE - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.As much about the life of the city as it is about a life...
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Based on a true story

Norm Macdonald - Spiegel & Grau
Format: Print book

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life - more or less - from his origins on a farm...
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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

DAVID YAFFE - Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

An intimate new biography of Joni Mitchell, one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth centuryJoni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty...
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Dante: A Life

Alessandro Barbero - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over seven centuries. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well known, and less still is generally known about the context he wrote them in. In Dante, Barbero brings the legendary...
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Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk

Sasha LaPointe - Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

An Indigenous artist blends the aesthetics of punk rock with the traditional spiritual practices of the women in her lineage in this bold, contemporary journey to reclaim her heritage and unleash her power and voice while searching for a permanent home.Sasha taqsblu LaPointe has always...
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An Extravagant Life: An Autobiography Incorporating Blue Water, Green Skipper

Stuart Woods - G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series tells the story of his own life from childhood to the present, and chronicles the journey that made him the writer he is today.Over the last forty years, Stuart Woods has written more than ninety novels of suspense...
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Game: An Autobiography

GRANT HILL - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The full, frank story of a remarkable life's journey - to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur, to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace - made possible above all by a family's loveGrant Hill always had game....
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We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story

Simu Liu - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The star of Marvel's first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, tells his own origin story of being a Chinese immigrant, his battles with cultural stereotypes and his own identity, becoming a TV star, and landing the role of a lifetime.In this honest, inspiring...
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Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir

Delia Ephron - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Delia Ephron, bestselling novelist and a screenwriter of You've Got Mail, thought she'd fallen into her own romantic comedy. At seventy-two, she also suspected she was a bit old for a rom-com. Nevertheless...Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She'd...
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